Insulation Should Be Emphasized in Green Building, Says Ann M. Adley



Owner of Morgan Ramey Homes, Ann M. Adley of Lexington, Massachusetts, says strong insulation should be one of the priorities in constructing eco-friendly homes for the future. According to Ann, many builders don’t place enough emphasis on

Clean Energy Likely to Become More Popular in the Future



A new survey has found US homeowners view green energy as being a popular resource for the future, regardless of age or political views. The survey was carried out by a solar installer and a marketing research firm and polled 1,400 homeowners about renewable energy and related topics. Half of those who took part in […]

Green Construction Builders Did Better during Recession



A recent report in Mortgage News Daily has found builders who had experience with building green homes were likely to have been better equipped to deal with the recession. This is based on a new study on green home building and energy efficiency which found builders with this type of experience were more likely to […]

New Chicago Starbucks Made From Recyled Shipping Containers



Green building and construction from recycled materials isn’t just a trend that adds style and pizzazz to a property but rather something that is a necessity in today’s real estate world. Finding ways to save on operating expenses while also implementing environmentally sound practices into the building process is a responsibility ever home builder or […]

Poplar Launches Online Network for the Green Building Community



Poplar recently launched an online network for the green building professional community. It is the company’s mission to connect to green building professionals around the globe, to deliver the highest quality green building education, and to help its members recognize new job opportunities.

The Home of the Future – It’s Now



“Building Green”, this has been the building battle cry in trends for some time now. Since 2009 there has been an average annual increase in so called “green building” of over 30%. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) home benefits the owner by fairly substantial tax deductions, and the obvious long term benefits include reduced heating expenditures and the resultant collective gain of communities, the nation, and the world.

Green Building Consultant Predicts Trends for 2013



Jerry Yudelson, one of the leading green building and sustainability consultants has just released his annual list of “Top 10 Megatrends” for the green building industry this year. His top 10 trends include the prediction that green building will rebound strongly this year, in terms of LEED project registrations.

Green Home Market Expands Amid Economic Straits



A new study released today supports the view that green homes are the new “in-thing” in today’s construction sector, thought to be driven by continued economic uncertainty which is forcing people to look into alternative means of saving money wherever they can.

SolarCity and Citi Team Up to Fund Home Solar



SolarCity, America’s number one solar service provider, teams up with Citi, “America’s Greenest Bank”, in establishing a fund of $40 million in new residential solar projects for 2011. This first of their collaborations offers homeowners a unique opportunity to switch to solar.

Green Building in O.C. to Expand in 2011



The Orange County Chapter of the US Green Building Council announces several new programs for 2011. An upcoming event featuring top green building experts is scheduled for the Business Expo Center in Anaheim. The USGBC invites all interested parties to attend this year’s kick off toward a new green building horizon.

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